A public Berlin garden colony has come under fire for denying two Turkish families allotment spaces, saying there are already too many 'non-Germans' using the allotments.

A leading member of Berlin's Peace Colony (Kolonie Frieden) in Tempelhof told The Local that they already have too many 'non-Germans', and specifically too many Turkish people, with some 25 percent of their members coming from an immigrant background.

"The social equilibrium has to remain in balance," the Peace Colony member said on Thursday.

"We are open-minded, but somewhere there has to be a limit for social proportions," said the member, who asked not to be named.

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